Berry Street - Foster Care, Child Protection, Youth, Family Violence and Community Services

Welcome to Berry Street

Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. Last year, we helped over 18,000 of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across our community.

We believe all children should have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.


News & Events

Carrum Downs youth worker earns high praise for career helping state’s vulnerable
A veteran residential care manager with Berry Street, Pat Clinton has worked for decades to help seriously traumatised children and young people recover from the impact of family more

Family violence "hubs" offer smooth entry to complex system
The Royal Commission into Family Violence has recommended local "safety hubs" across the state. What does this mean and how would they work?read more

Call for more foster carers
Benalla mother Sandra Welsh decided to become a foster carer six months ago, now she has two biological children and two foster children. ‘‘I’ve always loved children and I just want to be able to help,’’ Ms Welsh said. read more

Canine Comprehension helps children struggling to learn
Having the support of a kind, furry friend is transforming the lives of children across Melbourne, including young people living in residential care with Berry Street. read more

Helping foster carers form closer bonds to their children
The head of the school of social work at the University of East Anglia in the UK, Professor Gillian Schofield was in Melbourne to work with staff at Berry Street. read more

HSBC Chinese New Year Event
On Wednesday 17th February, 2015 HSBC held its annual celebration for the Chinese New Year – Year of the Monkey at the Palladium at Crown. Berry Street was proud to be the recipient of the fundraising efforts on the evening for the third year in a row. read more & raffle results

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